Matthew has been Executive Director of Audubon Minnesota since April 2013. Previously he spent two and half years as executive director of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment (NRPE). Before joining NRPE, Matthew directed the Creation Care Fund, which provides financial and technical support to Christian environmental grassroots initiatives. His experience also includes serving as the director of environmental and rural advocacy and education for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, as well as executive director of Faith in the City, a multi-sector faith-based coalition in the Twin Cities.
Currently he serves on the Commissioner’s Advisory Council on Natural Heritage for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and is treasurer of the board for the Minnesota Environmental Partnership.
Matthew graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in environmental studies and was awarded the Downy Family Prize. He is completing a Masters in Advocacy and Political Leadership at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He lives in Saint Paul with his wife Kirsten and their three daughters, Solvei, Freya, and Silje.
Favorite bird: Osprey